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Gokokuji Temple

5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-0764
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Exsquisitely beautiful and tranquil

I was just walking around the area when I noticed on my maps this huge temple right in the middle... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
Creepy and ghostly

Large area to walk around. Good panoramic view of the huge temple including the temple stairs... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Ann J
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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16 Sep 2017
“Exsquisitely beautiful and tranquil”
18 Jan 2017
“Creepy and ghostly”
5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-0764
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I was just walking around the area when I noticed on my maps this huge temple right in the middle of a very urban zone. Of course, not being very knowledgeable in the temples of Japan (just the occasional Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji information in my...More

Thank AnJo6654321
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Large area to walk around. Good panoramic view of the huge temple including the temple stairs. Ghostly atmosphere welcomes you inside as it is quiet and placid. Only a number of visitors. Good place for people who don't want to see people.

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite temples in Tokyo. Tranquil and beautiful, from the buildings, to the artwork, to the gardens. Slightly off the beaten path, but a lovely place to visit. They sometimes have a flea market on a Saturday too.

Thank Dolores186338
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Shrine is very near to the Gokokuji sta, barely a station away from Higashi-Ikebukuro. We read that this Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi who dedicated it to his mother back in 1691. The premises are notable for surviving the...More

3  Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was our favorite temple in Tokyo because it was quiet. The monks invited us inside, there were families present, very peaceful - a more special experience than the popular temples.

Thank abchesworthrt
Reviewed 18 April 2014

the temple is one the oldest surviving in tokyo and has an authentic feel to it. the stairsleading up to are picturesque. the temple has a small pagoda and large buddha statue on the grounds. the temple itself is fairly large and unpainted revealing the...More

Thank Abdulrahman92
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and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and
gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at
the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a
landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium,
planetarium, theme park as well as an observation
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